This late-Series One V8 Volante is finished in Mercedes-Benz Midnight Blue and upholstered with natural colored hides and dark blue carpets. The car was completed on September 5th of 1986 and dispatched for the United States a week later and was subsequently purchased by Santa Barbara, California, resident John Wallace through local dealer Gregg Motors.
The car was used sparingly over the next 14 years by just a few owners and, in early 2000, was treated to a full diagnosis and servicing.
The car left the factory with several desirable European specification components including the carburetor air-box linkage and stainless steel exhaust system. The car is powered by a 5340cc dual overhead cam V-8 engine fitted with four Twin-Choke Weber carburetors and offers 305 horsepower. There is an automatic gearbox and four-wheel disc brakes. Power amenities include the power windows and power locks.
Currently, the car shows less than 48,000 original miles. It is one of only 656 examples of the Series One model produced between 1978 and late 1985.
In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $150,000 - $180,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $140,250 inclusive of buyer's premium.Also photographed at :